World renowned architect designs tallest condominium
Indocean Developers (Private) Ltd, a company of South City Projects
(Kolkata) Ltd. (SCPKL), has acquired two-acres of land opposite the
Beira Lake for an upmarket condominium development.
Pradeep Sureka, Sushil Mohta, Jugal Kishore Khetawat and Rajendra
Kumar Bachhawat, Directors of Indocean Developers, and architects Moshe
Safdie and Charu Kokate of Safdie Architects, USA were present.
Safdie Architects has been commissioned to design Colombo's tallest
condominium. Indocean Developers (Private) Ltd. has been floated by
SCPKL specifically for the Sri Lanka project.
Pradeep Sureka said, "We were looking to enter the Sri Lanka property
market and saw this as an opportunity. The Urban Development Authority,
Colombo, offered us the land and we were attracted by the location of
He said, "About selecting the architect, obviously Indocean would
only consider the best. The person, naturally, had to be an iconic,
global figure having a list of commendable projects in his or her
We had no hesitation in deciding on Moshe Safdie. This also comes hot
on the heels of his successful Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resorts in
Singapore. We were confident Moshe Safdie would do justice to the
beautiful lakeside site we had acquired."
"The 68-storey upmarket condominium will be the tallest in Colombo.
We will set the precedent of development in the Beira Lake district as
we understand the fabric of the area, and will create a showpiece on the
lake frontage. This will certainly be lauded as the first of its kind in
luxurious, yet environmentally-friendly residential living," said Jugal
Moshe Safdie said, "My first visit to Sri Lanka was three years ago.
I was fascinated by the city and was amazed to see what a wonderful
architectural disposition it has. Colombo is transforming. They are
urbanising rapidly, and it is probably a good time to have a project
that will set a benchmark for future development.
"The client was very ambitious about doing something cutting edge, so
the combination of the client's ambition and my fascination with Colombo
was good enough reason for us to come together."
"The project we are doing is a landmark high density urban housing.
It's at a very beautiful location and there is a lot of outdoor life at
the ground level that the building will lend itself to. What we wanted
to do was first of all take advantage of the orientation and the views
and have apartments with roof terraces open to the sky.